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Promoting Healthy Hearing Over the Lifespan: Part 2: Considering Comorbid Conditions

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1.  Which one of the following systemic diseases is associated with greater likelihood of hearing loss in adults?
  1. Cholesteatoma
  2. Diabetes
  3. Lower back pain
  4. Otitis media
2.  Findings for which one of the following audiological tests are most likely to be abnormal in patients with cognitive impairment and dementia?
  1. Air and bone conduction pure tone audiometry
  2. Speech reception threshold
  3. Word recognition in quiet
  4. A speech perception in noise test
3.  Which combination of lifestyle factors is correlated with increased risk of hearing loss?
  1. Smoking and processed food diet
  2. Drinking wine with Mediterranean diet
  3. Drinking beer with carbohydrate diet
  4. Eating vegetables and drinking water
4.  The combination of hearing loss and vision impairment in the elderly is associated with which of the following?
  1. Kidney disease
  2. Admission to a skilled nursing facility
  3. Depression
  4. Cardiovascular disease
5.  Management of patients with comorbid conditions and lifestyles that pose a risk to hearing is best coordinated with which one of the following health professionals?
  1. Speech pathologists
  2. Otolaryngologists
  3. Dentists
  4. Primary care physicians

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